Ballen is a women’s accessories brand built upon conscious craft and essential luxury. Through a timeless and intimate approach to its Colombian heritage, the brand delves into local materials to build virtuous, modern silhouettes of unwavering quality.
Under the Creative Direction of founder Ricardo Ballen, this family-driven and historically-shaped brand, constantly revisits its legacy of equestrian Colombia and first-hand knowledge of the finest Italian craftsmanship, while simultaneously committing to sustainability and innovation. Also inspired by the Ballen family’s rooted passion for workmanship and hand-made, every carefully constructed piece is the result of an emotional yet sophisticated process.
Ballen operates within an ethical-production concept that enables not only upmost working conditions for its artisans, but also exclusive attention to details and design. From slick leather totes to robust buckets with tagua seeds and other local materials, its collections are crafted entirely inhouse by masterful hands and its unique materials are primarily sourced locally, hence enriching the experience in every item.
After having embraced the concept of a “muse” as the epitome of inspiration for any creative artist - comes Carina. Wife, long-time partner of Ricardo and now mother of Lucio, Carina embodies the essence of the Ballen woman. Intuitive, driven, and discerning, the Ballen woman is a lover of travel and collector of heirlooms. Her timeless sense of style and cultural awareness lie at the core of the brand’s creative journey.
Ballen is a brand that cares and listens; be it for its growing community of customers or its dedicated team of collaborators, it listens closely whilst staying true to the values upon which it was founded. This is why it will continue to innovate within traditions, strive for sustainability and share timeless narratives of its culture through each of its pieces.